They say Abe Lincoln used to read by the firelight in a log cabin. If his family had a wood stove, it likely did a decent job of keeping the place warm and well lighted. Today’s wood stoves are not the same as the ones Honest Abe’s family might have had. How have we improved wood-burning stoves?How do today's wood-burning stoves differ from those of yesterday - Albany NY- Northeastern Fireplace and Design


For one thing, today’s wood stoves tend to be much more efficient than yesterday’s stoves. Some estimates say they use 30% less wood to produce virtually the same amount of heat. Of course, it all depends on which new stove is being compared to which old stove. That’s where Northeastern Fireplace & Design can provide an expert opinion and help you to make a fair comparison if you are looking to replace a wood-burning stove.

Materials, Aesthetics and Technology

Modern stoves combine function and aesthetics in innovative ways. One difference from the past is the materials that go into a wood-burning heating appliance. Today, you get more than cast iron or steel in a stove. A wood-burning stove may also feature elements made of glass, ceramic, brick, enamel, soapstone or chrome. And technological features give you maximum efficiency and user-friendliness. Whether we’re talking twin pilot-injector ports or preheated combustion or secondary air, the multitude of technical options is geared toward ultimate customer satisfaction. Browse our tremendous variety of wood-burning stoves.

Environmentally Friendly

Some people talk of pre-EPA and EPA stoves. They are referring to the fact that today’s wood-burning stoves produce fewer particulate emissions and less smoke out the chimney. They create less pollution. Today’s consumer can be reasonably confident that a wood-burning stove is a more environmentally friendly product than similar products of a generation ago.

Choices, Choices, Choices

Today’s wood-burning stove is more apt to be part of the decor of one’s home, an investment that is both functional and decorative. Northeastern Fireplace & Design offers premier stoves from top-tier national manufacturers. We understand that sometimes choices are difficult to make. Come in and tell us what you have now or what you are thinking of for your home. We would be happy to discuss technical specifications, ease of use, affordability, efficiency, design, beauty — all in relation to your purposes and needs.

Visit our showroom to see for yourself the wide variety of attractive, efficient wood-burning freestanding stoves suited to your home. Stop in today at our Selkirk, NY showroom or call us at (518) 767-9314. We have the largest showroom in the area and the most knowledgeable and friendly staff around. And our location is convenient to Columbia, Albany, Hudson and Greene counties.

As for Abe Lincoln and his reputation for being honest, we salute that. We have the same values in our business. But don’t just take our word for it. Our experts are certified by organizations such as the National Fireplace Institute. But the greatest “certification” is the happiness of our thousands of customers over the course of 35 years.